To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint coins in commemoration of Mark Twain.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Mark Twain Commemorative Coin Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
The Congress finds as follows: (1) Samuel Clemens--better known to the world as Mark Twain--was a unique American voice whose literary work has had a lasting effect on our Nation's history and culture. (2) Mark Twain remains one of the best known Americans in the world with over 6,500 editions of his books translated into 75 languages. (3) Mark Twain's literary and educational legacy remains strong even today, with nearly every book he wrote still in print, including The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn--both of which have never gone out of print since they were first published over a century ago. (4) In the past 2 decades alone, there have been more than 100 books published and over 250 doctoral dissertations written on Mark Twain's life and work. (5) Even today, Americans seek to know more about the life and work of Mark Twain, as people from around the world and across all 50 States annually flock to National Historic Landmarks like the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum in Hannibal, MO. (6) Mark Twain's work is remembered today for addressing the...